By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, on behalf of all organs of the PDP and its family nationwide, has complimented Nigerians as they embark on the journey into the New Year 2017, while reminding Nigerians of their previous track records of managing the country’ economy.
In a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Prince Dayo Adeyeye the PDP said that the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government is not taking the right decisions on the economy.
“It is no gainsaying that the PDP had better policies and programmes of reforming Nigeria’s economy to provide better living condition for its citizens well-being, which it did. We hope the government of the day changes its policies of high taxations with almost non-economic activity while providing palliatives in 2017 to reduce the effect of the recession, and the Country will be better for it in the coming years.
“The ‘Transformation Agenda’ of the last PDP Administration brought a lot of hope to Nigerians, the African Sub Region and our economy at large. Nigeria economy before handing over to the APC in May 2015 was declared the largest and the fastest growing in Africa (number 1) which is now nowhere near number 30. Why is that? Incompetence it is!
“Against this backdrop, we again advise the APC led administration in this Year 2017 to urgently employ the services of economic experts to put in place viable policies that will revamp our ailing economy. We are presently in recession because of significant decline in government business in both internal and external spheres. The federal government should increase money supply, cause rise in disposable income (spending) and decrease mindless taxations which have led to high inflation and multiple prices in money market,” the statement said.
PDP charged Nigerians in the New Year to work harder and trust in their capacities to surmount the current economic condition in the Country by the Grace of God.
“The bad policies of the APC led government no doubt, have occasioned this economic recession with its attendant consequences of extreme hardship, starvation, deprivation, insecurity and rise in ethnic, sectional and political agitations for self-determination.
“Once again, congratulations and happy New Year Celebrations to all Nigerians!God bless the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)!! God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria!!!,” it concluded.